Archive for the ‘African American Architects’ Category

BWA Brunch pt1

04Jan16

Flickr photo by www.gotcredit.com Connecting with black women architects Since I moved to the DMV area in early 2014, I have been thinking about having a get together for Black women architects. Earlier this summer, I was part of a blog series initiated by Equity in Design (formerly The Missing 32%). I was reading a […]


YAF CONNECTION

21Apr15

I expanded my blog post about the number of African-American architects licensed last year to be published in the latest edition of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Forum (YAF) CONNECTION magazine. Check out the whole magazine for articles on diversity and equity in design.


At the end of 2014, there were approximately 1955 architects in the Directory of African American Architects.** For the year, 23 AA architects reported as newly licensed.


As in years past, one of my big projects this year was editing the magazine publications for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The Spring issue recapped the annual national conference in Indianapolis of Fall 2013, including the award winners and community service project. The Fall issue, themed Community + Design, highlighted projects and […]


As in years past, one of my big projects this year was editing the magazine publications for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The Spring issue recapped the annual national conference in Indianapolis of Fall 2013, including the award winners and community service project. The Fall issue, themed Community + Design, highlighted projects and […]


At the end of 2013, there were approximately 1910 architects in the Directory of African American Architects. For the year, 25 AA architects reported as newly licensed. While the number is low compared to previous years, it reflects the downward trend that was also present in the recessionary times in the early 2000s. Year 2009 […]


My latest editorial effort is now available. The Fall 2013 National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Magazine is Fitting Into the New Economy. The articles presented give stories and perspective on how today’s architects are weathering the storm. George Bandy, Jr. highlights USGBC’s expansion and opportunities created by a partnership with NOMA. Thalia Lewis sat […]


The latest NOMA magazine arrived in the mail today. Our team worked hard putting this together. I hope the members and friends of NOMA enjoy this look back at last year’s conference. Please send your feedback to magazin [at] noma.net. If you aren’t a member, think about joining. However, you can still view the PDF […]


I started this venture almost three years ago, looking at the numbers of licensed African American architects. I wanted to know what the data said about the trend for people who look like me getting their architecture license in the US. I have yet to find anyone else doing this. However, if you know someone, […]


I was invited to expand a previously written post found here about NOMA and it’s importance on the organization’s 40th anniversary. This article was written for the American Planning Association (APA) Planning and the Black Community Division’s (PBCD) Winter newsletter which focused on social equity. You can download the entire newsletter here.